Narrikup-Albany Highway Roads Working Group

Published on Thursday, 9 November 2023 at 2:37:24 PM

The Narrikup-Albany Highway Roads Working Group (NAHRWG) has a membership of representatives from the Plantagenet Council and the Narrikup community; with support provided by Main Roads WA. The Group was formed in 2021 on request from Narrikup residents after a spate of serious trauma incidents and deaths on the Narrikup section of Albany Highway.

The NAHRWG has been very active in lobbying and advocacy over the last year and has achieved the following:

  • Permanently reducing the speed limit on Albany Highway past Narrikup from 110km/h to 90km/h.
  • Relocated school bus stops from the busy highway to the Narrikup townsite to enhance the safety of children boarding school buses.
  • Worked with the Shire to plan improved access to the Narrikup townsite with a new, aligned road sealed to today’s standards. This project will be completed in 2024 and move a high volume of traffic into the townsite on this road with higher safety standards.
  • Main Roads Great Southern have received funding of $200,000 from the Safer Roads 2023/24 program to complete a detailed design for upgrading of the Yellanup and Jackson Road intersections with Albany Highway. These upgrades including the provision of turning pockets to separate vehicles will provide a live lane for through traffic, particularly heavy vehicles.

Working Group Chair Chris Pavlovich said “it is pleasing to see some positive action on this short piece of highway with a number of local road intersections being made safer. As the population in the region increases, the risk of road users also increases. Great to see the community and all stakeholders working together to achieve a safer and higher standard of road network”.


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